Lauaxeta Ikastola is a not-for-profit family cooperative, officially declared of public interest, Basque-speaking and multilingual, committed to society and open to all those who form part of it.
Its ultimate purpose is to aid the students’ personal development, guiding them towards their future self-realisation and their integration in an increasingly complex society while at the same time helping to improve it.
The Lauaxeta Ikastola Educational Project is innovative and a reference for society. The people who develop it are experts in the field and use high-quality resources, hallmarked by the quality of their complementary services and commitment to society.
Lauaxeta Ikastola is a not-for-profit family cooperative that aims to be beneficial to society, economically viable and environmentally responsible. To achieve this, the social responsibility of our organisation extends to all the centre’s different processes.
The ikastola holds an annual assembly of cooperative members. At this assembly the annual management plan is submitted, together with the audit of the cooperative’s annual financial accounts. Also, the Ikastola Governing Council (a group made up of 11 parents elected by the Assembly) holds a monthly meeting with the Ikastola Management to monitor the projects and lines of work underway.
What makes our educational model possible is the process management system used by the Ikastola, based on the European EFQM model, which we use to achieve highly efficient organisation of each day-to-day activity according to its corresponding process type (economic management, academic management or complementary services). This continuous improvement system has enabled us to integrate all the processes within an organised structure, with no unnecessary duplication or clashes between processes.
In line with the awards we have won, we aim to continue learning and improving, aided by institutions and companies in both the educational sphere and other sectors. Lauaxeta Ikastola is a member of the UNESCO Network in the Basque Country (EHUS), a network of 19 UNESCO-related public and private entities. Lauaxeta’s work and programmes therefore correspond to the UNESCO’s five areas of action – education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture and communications & information – as we are committed to the United Nations Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.